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Adam Brown



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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 8:26 pm    Post subject: Canonbie headstone Reply with quote

Derek photographed a headstone in Canonbie cemetery. I think these are the CWGC details of the man named but his wife is listed on his CEF attestation paper as Jeannie Irving of Winnipeg (1914) and then of Dundee on the CWGC database (1922)

IRVING, John James
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)
Unit Text: 16th Bn.
Age: 45
Date of Death: 13/06/1916
Service No: A/20588
Additional information: Husband of J. Irving, of 5, Pitkerro Rd., Dundee.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sp. Mem. H. 26.
Cemetery: RAILWAY DUGOUTS BURIAL GROUND

Born Carnonbie, Manitoba (sic) 29/03/1873. Formerly served 2nd Bn KOSB. Enlisted Winnipeg 18/12/1914

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Could the headstone name his first wife?

Adam
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apanderson



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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you look further up on the inscription . . . . . .

CATHERINE STORY CALVERT wife of John Irving died at Galashiels 3rd June 1900 age 31 years (making her date of birth c1869), so I would think Jeannie would be his second wife.

Anne
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Adam Brown



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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2008 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Anne. I knew you or Paul would come up trumps.

Iíll update the Canonbie topic.

Regards

Adam
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